Sarker, Farhana, Davis, Hugh and Tiropanis, Thanassis
A Review of Higher Education Challenges and Data Infrastructure Responses.
At International Conference for Education Research and Innovation (ICERI2010), Madrid, Spain,
15 - 17 Nov 2010.
International Conference for Education Research and Innovation (ICERI2010).
Higher education institutions are large, complex, adaptive social systems like all other human organizations. Over the last decade, Higher Education around the world is facing a number of challenges and potential threats to effective learning and teaching support. In recent years considerable interest has focused on identifying those challenges, identifying opportunities and threats and proposing ways to address them. However, the relevant literature on higher education challenges is scattered over many textbooks, conferences and journals. This paper provides a comprehensive presentation of all those challenges found in the literature in a structured way. Also this study will identify how technology and data infrastructures could provide responses to address those challenges in a world where students are changing, their learning styles are changing, and the technologies to accommodate their needs are changing. Keywords: Higher Education Challenges, technology, Higher Education Infrastructure, Data Infrastructure.
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